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Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Jan 13, 2021 9:03 AM CST
Does anyone here grow any of his daylilies? We're thinking about getting something from him for our club plant program and can't decide.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 13, 2021 9:35 AM CST
I checked and had zero plants by him, sorry.
Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
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JasonT
Jan 13, 2021 11:50 AM CST
I have two, but got them late in the season (late Sept). He gave me a great bonus plant. They have all grown well so far. He was super nice and helpful to speak to and he has very precise details on everything down to rust resistance.

My wife ordered me another one for Xmas that is coming in the spring.

daylilly99 said:Does anyone here grow any of his daylilies? We're thinking about getting something from him for our club plant program and can't decide.


Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maryl
Jan 15, 2021 1:20 AM CST
I've spoken to him a couple of times and he knows his plants. His goals for hybridizing are admirable and he addresses something that is seldom addressed by many others in the south and that is heat resistance. A faded out, limp bloom by mid afternoon for any amount of money is no bargain. I hope more people try him and report on how his do...................Maryl
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 15, 2021 6:55 AM CST
I went to Ron Reimer's sight and saw immediately why I had none of his plants and they had not been on my radar. He just does dips and I am mostly just buying tets, but do still trade for dips. So that cut out my main interest (Sculpted Relief). But I am very interested now that I read what he breeds for, rust resistance and sun fastness. So I may soon end up with at least a few of his dips in my garden after I decide just which ones to try.
I looked over the list and was surprised at the prices on some of the older (2015) plants, and a little disappointed in the branch count and bud count on some of the plants. Now that may just be because I am used to looking at the Pierce and Stamile branch and bud counts which I have yet to come close to with the plants grown in my own garden. I am still hopeful!
So I will definitely be keeping an eye out in the gardens I visit and looking for some of Ron Reimer's plants, and would be interested in trades if anyone is interested.
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Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maryl
Jan 15, 2021 7:12 PM CST
Larry: I know you had/have an interest in rust resistance in particular, and I would think his might really tempt you. He's been growing for many many years and not introducing ones for sale just trying very hard to get to the point he thought his were worthy. He's not a young man, and I hope, if his plants merit it, they aren't almost lost like Bud Bennetts were after his passing.......I do agree with you about the pricing. It does seem a little high on some of them, but that's his call. I knew someone who just paid $500.00 for a single fan, so they don't look that horrible after hearing that........Maryl
Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
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JasonT
Jan 15, 2021 7:19 PM CST
I'll let you all know on performance, bud count, etc.. I have three in the ground and one coming. I'll take pictures.

Seedfork said:I went to Ron Reimer's sight and saw immediately why I had none of his plants and they had not been on my radar. He just does dips and I am mostly just buying tets, but do still trade for dips. So that cut out my main interest (Sculpted Relief). But I am very interested now that I read what he breeds for, rust resistance and sun fastness. So I may soon end up with at least a few of his dips in my garden after I decide just which ones to try.
I looked over the list and was surprised at the prices on some of the older (2015) plants, and a little disappointed in the branch count and bud count on some of the plants. Now that may just be because I am used to looking at the Pierce and Stamile branch and bud counts which I have yet to come close to with the plants grown in my own garden. I am still hopeful!
So I will definitely be keeping an eye out in the gardens I visit and looking for some of Ron Reimer's plants, and would be interested in trades if anyone is interested.


Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 15, 2021 7:49 PM CST
I was thinking that someone had posted a link to Ron Reimer's sight already, but I didn't see it when I just looked so if not here it is.
https://www.signaturedaylilies...
For those that didn't notice, there is an hour + long video showing seedling beds and selection beds. I thought after watching the video that I am very generous with the spacing of my seedlings, I don't know how you even walk through a bed like that to see the blooms and make selections. Thousands of seedlings in very small space, I never would have guessed they would have been planted so close.
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